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What We're Reading on Ending Endless War

January 28, 2020

We’ve assembled articles, reports, and coalition letters that provide important perspectives and highlight the wide range of support across the political spectrum for preventing war with Iran and repealing the 2002 Iraq War Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Letter FCNL Joins Faith Coalition in Statement Calling for Peace with Iran 

FCNL joined 35 faith organizations and communities in a statement condemning the escalation of violence with Iran and calling on the U.S. to work towards lasting peace.

46 Groups Urge Repeal of 2002 Iraq War Authorization 

FCNL joined 45 groups across the political spectrum in urging Congress to repeal a relic of a disastrous war and prevent future abuse.

The Case for Repealing, and Not Replacing, the Iraq War Authorization 

FCNL's Elizabeth Beavers urges Congress to “correct its historic blunder of passing the buck when it comes to war and peace” and repeal the irrelevant Iraq War Authorization.

  • Defense One
Congress Failed to Act to Prevent Iran War. Now Trump Has Put Millions at Risk. 

FCNL’s Middle East lobbyist Hassan El-Tayyab urges members of Congress to correct their past failures to fulfill their constitutional duty over war powers. *The Iran War Powers Resolution has been passed by the House. A similar resolution, S.J. Res 68, has been introduced in the Senate.

  • Truthout
Diplomacy is the Best Way to Achieve Peace With Iran 

FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall urges both the U.S. and Iran to pursue serious diplomatic efforts to deescalate tensions and ensure regional peace and stability. *The House NDAA provisions mentioned were removed from the final conference report. However, the No War Against Iran Act and the 2002 Iraq AUMF Repeal will come to the House floor for a vote on Jan. 30.

  • Real Clear Religion
We differ in our politics. We agree on Congress’s power to declare war. 

Seven representatives from both parties write in support of reasserting congressional war powers and repealing the 2002 Iraq War Authorization.

  • The Washington Post
The US Public Doesn’t Want War With Iran. The Senate Must Reaffirm That. 

FCNL’s Middle East lobbyist Hassan El-Tayyab urges the Senate to follow the House’s lead in passing a War Powers Resolution prohibiting unauthorized war with Iran. Sen. Tim Kaine (VA) has introduced S.J. Res. 68.

  • Truthout
Why Repealing the 1991 and 2002 Iraq War Authorizations Is Sound Policy 

Charles Stimson makes the conservative case for repealing war authorizations that are no longer needed and susceptible to abuse.

  • The Heritage Foundation